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Jan 12, 2013 11:30am PST
in obama's inner circle. then, women are binge drinking more. behind the headlines: the country's newest female governor: new hampshire's maggie hassan. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, cabinet concerns. president obama is catching flak for his first few cabinet nominations for his second term -- that for leaving out women and persons of color, especially after women voters secured his victory in last fall's election. although president obama wanted to nominate susan rice as secretary of state to replace hillary clinton, so far he's appointed men to head up the departments of state, treasury, and defense. and the high-profile position of cia director also went to a male. long time friend of this show, h,lda salis surprised everyone by announcing her resignation this week. do would care how many women and women of color in the cabinet. >> the diversity of this nation. this is a president that said that that is important to him, he's lived up to it i believe he will do it in terms of his sec
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Jan 12, 2013 1:00am PST
state really is we will talk with a congresswoman from honolulu. >> obama never promised women would have seats of significance at the table of power. he just promised that they would have contraceptives and free abortions. >> bill: mike huckabee and some liberals like charles rangel furious with president obama for not hiring nor women in his second term. laura ingraham on that. >> we got to deal with this as a family. together. no matter how it effects anybody financially wise, whatever. >> "time" magazine trying to make new jersey governor chris christie look like a mob boss? >> make him look like tony soprano. i can't wait for that to come home for my kids to see it. >> get to the bottom of that. >> where is dumb dumb? >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the unintended consequences of a liberal america. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. if you watch the factor often, you know i'm not an idealogue. in fact, some the people who attack me the m
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Jan 11, 2013 6:55pm PST
is damning. and i don't care if 43% of obama's appointees have been women. they're not in this photo. i live by one rule. if i can't see it, it does not exist-- oh, my god! where's my hand?! ohh. i thought obama took it. don't ever scare me like that again. [ laughter ] of course, obama's not letting me down. i love white men. i sleep with one every night that i know of. [ laughter ] no, folks, i'm heartbroken for my liberal friends. and so is former governor and formerly relevant mike huckabee, [ laughter ] who was publically worried about them on his radio show. >> now a lot of those females who supported barack obama are scratching their heads, and they're saying, "whoa! how come there is so much testosterone in the obama cabinet and so little estrogen?"" [ laughter ] >> stephen: yes, huckabee and hucka-me are outraged on behalf of you estrogen soaked females. because obama's not turning out the way you wanted him to. if anything, he's turning out the way we want him to. and that should make you furious that we're delighted that you're angry. [ laughter ] now in terms of diversity, the fi
Jan 12, 2013 4:30pm EST
. obama hasn't kept his hateful rhetoric to class warfare or the war against women. it's dwiegd young people, turning young people against old people. turning old people against business and division. dividing us based on race. racial tensions are higher than ever perhaps in the country in terms of trousering one another and thinking the best of one another. he's deviced us based on immigration saying that conservatives are the enemy. how he tried to pit americans against one another. ly saying up there's a war against women happening here. but it's not coming from the conservatives side. it's a shame we're using words like war against women. eat h i'll get to that in a minute. the reality is that the administration used that health and human services mandate not to have a discussion about religious liberty and what religious organizations should be compelled to do, but instead to use it as an opportunity to say, we told you conservatives hate women. they want to take women back to the stone age and deprive them of their -- they call it reproductive justice, because they were conserva
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
and the departure of nancy ann diparlo means there have got to be more women in the pipeline that the obama administration will appoint. i don't see how they can't be doing it because women were the backbone of the obama support for reelection. >> if we look at modern times and what past precedences have done, we look at president george w. bush increasing the number of women in his cabinet for 19% of his first term and the 24% in his second. president bill clinton saw the percentage of women rise from 27 to 44%. do you think that this could be the first time that we don't see the needle moving forward for a second term administration if president obama doesn't make some really sharp moves now to correct the diversity problem? >> think the pressure will be on for him to make sure that we don't see white men across the board the way we've seen in these early appointments. this is the piece of the criticism that the obama white house has had for a long time that it's the boyses' club and the culture of the place is frat housy and as lynn was saying, despite the support that the president has
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Jan 12, 2013 11:30am PST
in december, and it ran with an article that said "obama's remade inner circle has an all-male look so far." the white house released this photo, also, on tuesday. why has that become an issue? >> well, because the feminists, the national organization for women, for example, are leading a little petition drive against this. i don't think this is going to be the most effective campaign ever. not as if obama's credentials as a liberal are in disrepair. it's called a tempest in a teapot, one of the many subplots. >> to be fair to the president he has a lot of strong women around him. his top two advisors are his wife michelle and valley garrett and two members to the supreme court and strong women in the cabinet. at least in the first term, hillary clinton, kathleen sebelius and-- >> she's giving me a look. >> his record is better than president bush and no better than bill clinton-- >> how about a meritocracy. >> i'd like to have the press to look at who he has appointed and what's happened to them. >> jon: and jim says-- no, i'm sorry, charles krauthammer says the binders full of women cam
Jan 12, 2013 6:00am EST
for the sacrifices of the men and women and those of other countries. i also informed president obama of the sacrifices of the afghan people, the immense sacrifices of the afghan people in the last 10 years, both servicemen and the afghan people. i am going back to afghanistan this evening to bring to the afghan people the news of afghanistan standing shoulder to shoulder with america as a sovereign, independent country, but in cooperation and in partnership. thank you, mr. president. >> thank you very much. we have got two questions each from u.s. and afghan press, and we will start with scott wilson of "the washington post." >> mr. president, moving the deadline to the spring, it does that mean you will be winding down u.s. troops faster than you expected this year, and specifically, how many troops do you expect to leave in afghanistan beyond 2014 for the missions? and would you consider leaving any trips beyond that date without an immediate agreement for their actions? president karzai, you have spoken about the american presence poses as a threat to afghanistan sovereignty. how
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
three-way bass at the highest profile vacancies, mr. obama has invited criticism is making diversity a priority. but she joined the criticism? >> guest: absolutely not. this is a president who has been a leader on bringing in women and people of color in the administration. this is the first president who has gotten to women of the united states supreme court. that is a generational change for that quarter. he has an incredible cabinet. janet napolitano is still sitting for secretary of homeland security, cat its affiliates at health and human services. i think you'll see additional women and people of color come into this administration. and let's keep in mind, he did talk about putting susan rice as secretary of state. i find this criticism unfair. he's finding the best people for the job and best hopes he can get through the united states senate. c-span: those of us in a circle, to? >> guest: we work directly with women because for women's organization and i see more and more of that. this president has been incredibly strong on bringing people in the process, both women and peopl
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Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
they released today. president obama, looking at the wop going who the heck are you? look, he has a lot of women in the white house. i got to say i think he is criticized unfairly. he has done a good job of stocking his cabinet and the administration and his campaign with a lot of women. so i actually have to be fair there. you can say a lot about him. he is not diverse is untrue. he is not groping the female employees in the white house like some presidents. father of the year. >> eric: i'll go quickly. this morning on "fox and friends" they talk about dogs loving to watch fox and friends. and e-mail their dog watching "fox and friends." my dog freedom was on. put the picture up. look what someone said in fox, their dog angus. the dog and their kids love fox. he's watching freedom my dog on "fox and friends." put a picture up there. a little secret, though. steve and the family love "the five" the best. good boy. robert? >> bob: this is a proud day and sad day for me. my son alex is on his way to college now. he is going to rollins college in florida, which is eric's alma mater. i will tell you
Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
the one we know. president, barack obama. >> and now, this is a good one, that donna and i can very strongly identify with. i wish that male fashion designers would be forced to wear the things that they create for women like stelleto heals and it gets better. and that all politicians would have to live by the rules and laws they come up with for the rest of us like the ones on food stamps and the minimum wage by isabel, ienda >> i promise that i will not take my clothes off in public. >> i wish it would snow in the morning so nobody does not have to go to school for two weeks, michael age 13 from long island, new york. >> free medical care for everyone, dorothy, age 72, new york, new york. >> i wish for all of the lonely people in the world to find happiness. daniel, steele, the author. >> i wish that we could bring all of our soldiers home now, anonomous. >> thank you, everyone. >> you can't make that stuff up, i tell you that was incredible, i know when the mayor leaves town they appoint a mayor for the day and i think that hannah should be the supervisor for the day when scott i
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am PST
. secretary lahood if you could thank president obama from all of us. yes. [applause] because i know today we're going to spend a lot of precious moments thanking leader pelosi and congress women fine 79 and boxer and. >> >> we're going to thank all of our community members and from china town and all of them have worked very hard. these are not easy projects. they're very complicated and people had to work at the highest levels to make sure that every aspect worked, and a person who has worked tirelessly for 20 years and we join in celebrating 25 years of being in our congress and sought at every stage to make sure these funds were projected, to make sure we're doing our part, that congress is doing their part, all of the federal agencies, the person that first called me to share the news we're out of the white house and into the congress and wait our magical 60 to 90 days and lees give a warm welcome leader nancy pelosi. [applause] >> who is also keeping track on the giants. >> you know mr. mayor i always listen attentively to every world you say but i know you want me to say it's the bot
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
diversity in president obama's cabinet. we showed you this photo on wednesday. the president meeting with his staff. you will see one of the three women in the photo, sitting on the couch to the right. >>> louisiana governor, bobby jindal says he will pose a new piece of gun legislation focusing on mental health. the national instant criminal background check system is supposed to help potential gun buyers with criminal backgrounds or severe mental health illnesses from buying a gun. fewer than 20 states have laws that require them to report mental health eligiblity to the states. he says it is a common sense way to protect our kids, families and loved ones. >>> it has been 526 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? one area where we have seen big recovery is the auto industry, specifically for the one that didn't need a bailout. they are going to hire more than 2000 soured employees in america today. >>> the insanity defense. a colorado judge has ruled there is enough evidence for 25-year-old james holmes to face trial for killing 12 and wo
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Jan 12, 2013 3:00am PST
the president's men, obama's cabinet lacks diversity. that is the claim. who is really waging a war on women and equality? take a look at these numbers. the president has made, of course, a big to do about adding women to his cabinet. so far nine women. >> out of 26. >> compares to bush's two terms of 10 and bill clinton 70. we lost hilda solace and hillary clinton and linda jackson of the epa we will go down. >> not only that all the people that the president talked about since won re-election. chuck hagel, john brennan. senator conquery. jack lew. >> men. >> they are all men, aren't they do they do have something in common. there is no talk about what women will repopulate the cabinet. we will lose hillary clinton. women are saying gosh, this is becoming all boy's club. that isn't what we were promised with president obama. laura ingraham had thoughts on the hypocrisy. >> the president made a big deal, big splash? 2004 we are not red, white, or blue united states of america. that was refreshing. beaten counting in washington. the president has got himself in trouble on his own, right? beca
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am PST
. >>> in a moment the oval office picture that's raising questions about president obama's closest advisers. i'll speak with a powerful advocate of women's rights. congresswoman karen bass is next. >>> also coming up an insider's account of what happened during yesterday's white house meeting with video game industry leaders. that's not exactly the picture we're looking at. but that's a mess whatever it is there. you're watching "weekends with alex witt." we'll get it right after the break. >>> in washington, more than two major fights are expected as we just begin this new year. they are over the debt ceiling debate and president's cabinet choices. there were two issues that sparked criticism from both sides of the aisle this week. joining me is congresswoman karen bass, a democrat from california. welcome back to the show. it's good to see you. >> thank you. thanks for having me on. >> i know you have seen this picture which is circulating. it's of the president's current cabinet which shows all of the men there with the exception of what's reported to be valerie jarrett's leg. okay. so as s
Jan 12, 2013 2:00pm PST
it. the very young, the elderly, and pregnant women. anyone with a previous medical condition or who has their immune system compromised should go out and get the flu shot as soon as they can. and if anyone is wondering, president obama has gotten his. don? >>hank you very much. i'm here with dr. jay varky, an infectious disease specialist and professor at the emoriel school of medicine. and i have all of my stuff on the desk here. because you can hear, i have the flu for 12 days. >> i know. i heard. >> 12 days. and my doctor came to see me today, actually, at home because the emergencroom was filled. and he said i got two different strains. i got the flu and then got another strain of the flu. what the heck is going on? >> well, there's a couple things. one is that -- and i know that you've gotten vaccinated. but unfortunately, the flu vaccine, although it's the best tool we have to prevent influenza, it's not 100% effective. so based on the information we have so far, it appears that if you get the flu vaccine, you're 62% less likely to have to see a doctor for the flu. you might h
Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
the troops out as soon as pop as weather a decade of wars was worth the cost, president obama suggested that it was. >> at the end of this conflict we are going to be able to say that the sacrifices that were made by those men and women in uniform has brought about the goal that we sought. >> for more on the president's news conference and american's future in afghanistan, let's go to two of my distinguished guests p.j. callly, profession at george washington university, and one time assistant for national security affairs for president clinton and steve clemons is editor at large at the atlantic, and senior fellow and founder of the new america foundation america strategy program and author of "the washington note." >> welcome. >> it's my view that the afghan war is like the reality show that has been on forever. nobody watches it, nobody likes it, it worsts way too much and yet it's renewed every year. were you surprised? >> no, i wasn't. both sides got something of meaning. for president karzai, he gets a return to sovereignty and a pledge that u.s. force also leave afghan villages s
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